Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba revealed that 11 people had been reported dead.
“We regret to announce that a bus travelling from Kitwe, Coperbelt to Johannesburg carrying 50 passengers and five crew members has been involved in a fatal accident. This followed a tyre burst,” Mwamba stated.
“The accident occurred near Bela-Bela 180km away from Polokwane and 107 km away from Pretoria. 11 people are have been reported dead and others injured. We are in touch with the owners of the Bus service company and are coordinating efforts together efforts with the management. Further we have rushed embassy staff to the scene of the bus accident. We will provide details later.”
The bus is registered under Royal Africa Logistix PTY LTD, with its address; 125 Kerk Street Johannesburg, South Africa.
The bus has been identified as a Scania Marcopolo Bus Reg Number FT 82 BZ GP caring 50 Passanger with 5 crew members.